I’ve created this lovely corner of the internet to share my own journey. Life is busy, life is hard, life is unpredictable: us women have hormones, overwhelm, burnout, work, a social life, health, extended family and motherhood to deal with alongside many other spinning plates.
I live in Peterborough with my husband, two little boys and whippet who certainly keeps me very busy I, like lots of people, set up my businessCharlotte Makes during lockdown when I needed something to keep me from losing my absolute mind!!!
I am really passionate about personal growth, have always found joy in a deep conversation and find it so cathartic to share my ups and downs…which is handy because I’ve had a few…
I suffered a mental breakdown aged 25 which resulted in me leaving my teaching career, losing friends and cancelling my wedding
I have pmdd (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) which is a cyclical condition and can be completely debilitating at times
I was diagnosed with stage 3 skin cancer in 2021 after finding a lump in my boob. It was a scary time but I got through it #checkyourboobs
I suspect I may have an adhd brain (not the hyperactive type…the other one )
why am I here writing this blog
If I can help just one other person to NOT feel alone then I have achieved something.
motherhood is lonely! running a small business is also lonely. Some days i don’t speak with any other human than my children
underneath all my other hats (mummy, wife, friend, daughter, sister, auntie etc) I am ME and I.AM.IMPORTANT this blog acts a reminder for making time for me.
life is tough sometimes and we all need a safe space to have a bloody good moan.